Author

Hajar Righi

Advisor

Janus, J. Mark

Committee Member

Olsen, Gregory

Committee Member

Belk, Davy M.

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Department

Department of Aerospace Engineering

Abstract

The main concerns of air travel are the operating costs of general aviation aircraft. Hybrid-electric system design provides a great opportunity for future aircraft models to be environmentally friendly. The Hybrid-electric power propulsion system experienced a growing interest driven by determined targets. Electric technologies have proven promising success to achieve a successful result in the near- and long-term. Combining fuel cells and batteries, this technology can enable a significant reduction in fuel consumption, noise, and emissions. Different types of fuel cells and batteries are proposed and discussed during this work. The Cessna C-172 is a candidate to test the combination of the most promising fuel cells and batteries for a hybridization or complete electrification strategy.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/18619

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